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Police Department False Alarm Policies Across Western Canada

Posted by Joe Wilson

Aug 31, 2014 11:48:00 AM

 

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According to the RCMP, police departments across Canada respond daily to burglar intrusion alarms. However, more than 98% of the alarms the Police attend are false. 

 

Therefore responding to false burglar alarms isn't always good, as they can delay Police officers from more important Police work and community needs, and this distraction increases the concern for Police officer safety and costs millions of dollars of wasted public money annually. 

 

City Police departments across Western Canada have now implemented False Alarm Policies that can be anything from a suspension of Police services to a premise with a false alarm history, to the need for burglar alarm licences - which may not be renewed if there is a repeat false alarm problem. Your local Police department can also fine you $100 - $500 to recover their costs. 

 

It's therefore a good idea to do what it takes to prevent your burglar alarm from going off accidentally.  

 

I have written extensively in previous blogs about the high Police costs of False Alarms, why Verified Alarms Are The #1 Way to Stop False Alarms, and why I recommend you Don't Buy Conventional Alarms That Have A 98% False Alarm Rate.

 

At Sonitrol we have a quality security alarm product that is 100% compliant with local Police policies and regulations.

 

Sonitrol verified security systems are different - we always verify the alarm before calling the Police. With a verified alarm we can send for the Police while the crime is in progress without the criminal knowing the Police are waiting for them outside - that's because we're watching the criminals on discreet CCTV camera surveillance systems, or we listening to them on our audio security devices.

 

A Sonitrol verified alarm system has a very low 3% False Alarm rate, and therefore Sonitrol alarms get prioritized police response, protecting your property better and benefitting your community.

 

That's why we have over 170,000 police captures across North America since we started counting in 1980. 

 

And that's why Sonitrol Western Canada, with our VERIFIED Electronic Security Solution we're committed to providing business customers with the most comprehensive audio and CCTV video security protection.  

 

We strongly advocate the elimination of false alarms as it's beneficial to the security system’s user, and it better protects the entire community by allowing law enforcement to use their resources as efficiently as possible.

 

With so many different False Alarm policies in various communities across Western Canada, our goal is to provide you with a list of False Alarm resources that will help you with compliance in your specific community.  

 

Select Your Community And Check Out The False Alarm Policies Below:

 

Burnaby False Alarm Policy

 

http://alarmsbc.com/fafinesbc.htm#City_of_Burnaby

http://www.burnaby.ca/City-Services/Property-Taxes---Utilities/Rates.html#False+Alarm+Fees

 

Calgary False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Fire/Pages/Bylaws-and-bans/False-alarm-prevention.aspx

http://www.calgary.ca/cps/Pages/Public-services/False-alarm-fines.aspx

http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Fire/Pages/Bylaws-and-bans/False-alarm-fees.aspx

 

Chilliwack False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.chilliwack.com/main/attachments/Files/363/BL%203747%20False%20Alarm%20Bylaw.pdf

 

Delta False Alarm Policy

 

http://deltapolice.ca/services/falsealarms/

https://delta.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentDisplay.aspx?Id=33022

 

Edmonton False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/CommunityPolicing/OperationalServices/AlarmBylawProgram.aspx

 

Kamploops False Alarm Policy

 

https://kamloops.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentDisplay.aspx?Id=8154

 

Kelowna False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.kelowna.ca/CM/page1155.aspx

http://www.kelowna.ca/CityPage/Docs/PDFs/%5CBylaws/Security%20Alarm%20Systems%20Bylaw%20No.%209147.pdf

 

Langley False Alarm Policy

 

https://langley.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentDisplay.aspx?Id=26260

 

Lethbridge False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.lethbridge.ca/living-here/Emergency-Services/Fire-Prevention/Pages/False-alarm-fees.aspx

http://www.lethbridge.ca/living-here/Emergency-Services/Fire-Prevention/Pages/It%27s-BBQ-Season.aspx

 

Maple Ridge False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.mapleridge.ca/DocumentCenter/Home/View/533

 

Medicine Hat False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.city.medicine-hat.ab.ca/index.aspx?page=1210

http://medicinehatpolice.com/uploads/files/falsealarm_bylaw_3716.pdf

 

Nanaimo False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.nanaimo.ca/UploadedFilesPath/Bylaws/4786.pdf

 

North Vancouver False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.cnv.org/~/media/A89591B50F4E49949A67F2E57E756BB6.pdf

 

Port Coquitlam False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.portcoquitlam.ca/Assets/Bylaws/3104+-+False+Alarm.pdf

http://www.portcoquitlam.ca/PageFactory.aspx?PageID=3974&PageMode=Print

http://www.portcoquitlam.ca/City_Government/City_Departments/Fire___Emergency_Services/Bylaws__Permits_and_Regulations/False_Alarm_Program.htm?PageMode=Print

 

Prince George False Alarm Policy

 

http://princegeorge.ca/cityhall/legislativeservices/citybylaws/Bylaw%20Documents/BL6358_merged.pdf

  

Red Deer False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/permits-and-licenses/permits-and-applications/other-permits/alarm-permit/

http://www.reddeer.ca/media/reddeerca/city-government/bylaws/Alarm-Bylaw-3194-98.pdf

 

Regina False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.regina.ca/opencms/export/sites/regina.ca/residents/bylaw/.media/pdf/false_alarm_bylaw_no.pdf

 

Richmond False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/041000_item101106.pdf

http://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/052702_item142210.pdf

 

Saskatoon False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.police.saskatoon.sk.ca/faq/#prevent_false_alarms

http://www.saskatoon.ca/DEPARTMENTS/City%20Clerks%20Office/Documents/bylaws/7604.pdf

 

Strathcona False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.strathcona.ca/departments/rcmp-and-enforcement-services/alarm-permit/

http://www.strathcona.ca/files/files/attachment-lls-bylaw31-2008.pdf

 

Surrey BC False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/BYL_reg_13168.pdf

http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/12804.aspx

 

St Albert False Alarm Policy

 

http://stalbert.ca/city-services/emergency-protective-services/municipal-enforcement/alarm-systems/

http://stalbert.ca/city-services/emergency-protective-services/municipal-enforcement/alarm-systems/how-to-avoid-false-alarms/

http://www.stalbert.ca/uploads/files/our_government/bylaws/2013%20Bylaws/2014ConsolidationAlarmSystemsByBL33-2013.pdf

  

Vancouver False Alarm Policy

 

http://vancouver.ca/police/crime-prevention/false-alarm-reduction/index.html

 

Winnipeg False Alarm Policy

 

http://winnipeg.ca/police/press/2004/04apr/2004_04_29.stm

http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/press/2005/03mar/2005_03_18.stm

http://www.winnipeg.ca/police/press/2004/04apr/2004_04_29.stm

 

Wood Buffalo False Alarm Policy

 

http://www.woodbuffalo.ab.ca/Assets/Departments/Legislative+and+Legal+Services/Bylaws/Alarm.pdf

 

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About Sonitrol Western Canada:

We're so confident in our technology and responsive service, that no one else in the industry can match our guarantee.  Our unique verified audio and CCTV video business security solutions enable our operators to hear and see what is happening in your business before the criminals gain entry!!  We verify the actual source of the alarm, and we get the police to attend the scene immediately.  FOR A FREE SECURITY AUDIT, click here, or call 1-866-766-4876.

 

 

Topics: CCTV Video Surveillance, Police Response to Sonitrol, Verified Security Alarms, Prevent False Alarms

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